Open & Closed: Say Hello to Rabbit in the Moon, Goodbye to Le Boeuf à la Mode


Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week.

French mainstay Le Boeuf à la Mode on the Upper East Side has announced that it will close ofter nearly 50 years in operation at the end of the month.

Fat Hippo on Clinton Street may be closing after just about a year in business. City marshals served the restaurant with an eviction notice this week.

Bread Meats Bread is the latest addition to the Co-op on Atlantic in Brooklyn Heights, serving Crop to Cup coffee alongside roast pork shoulder and kaffir lime chicken sandwiches.
[NY Times]

Il Matto is bringing avant-garde Italian food to Tribeca, as well as molecular-inspired cocktails by Italian mixologist Christina Bini.
[Time Out]

Curry Hill is getting a new member in Cinnamon, which will specialize in Indo-Chinese dishes like honey-garlic cauliflower, chili chicken, and Phuket fish.

Rocco Ancarola’s new gastropub Rabbit in the Moon in Greenwich Village will turn out such pub classics as bangers and mash, and fish and chips.
[NY Times]

Osteria Il Paiolo has opened in North Williamsburg, specializing in fresh-baked bread, homemade pasta, and polenta.